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Optimum Investment Strategy in the Power Industry

Mathematical Models


Part of the SpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology book series (BRIEFSAPPLSCIENCES)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Ryszard Bartnik, Berenika Bartnik, Anna Hnydiuk-Stefan
    Pages 1-8
  3. Ryszard Bartnik, Berenika Bartnik, Anna Hnydiuk-Stefan
    Pages 9-41
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 67-68

About this book


This book presents an innovative methodology for identifying optimum investment strategies in the power industry. To do so, it examines results including, among others, the impact of oxy-fuel technology on CO2 emissions prices, and the specific cost of electricity production.

The technical and economic analysis presented here extend the available knowledge in the field of investment optimization in energy engineering, while also enabling investors to make decisions involving its application. Individual chapters explore the potential impacts of different factors like environmental charges on costs connected with investments in the power sector, as well as discussing the available technologies for heat and power generation.

The book offers a valuable resource for researchers, market analysts, decision makers, power engineers and students alike.


Power engineering Power sector Power plants CHP plants Energy technology Investment strategies in the power industry Energy companies Heat and electricity market Financial engineering Carbon capture

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Power Engineering MngtOpole University of TechnologyOpolePoland
  2. 2.Research DepartmentTrigon Dom Maklerski S.A.WarsawPoland
  3. 3.Department of Power Engineering MngtOpole University of TechnologyOpolePoland

About the authors

Professor Ryszard Bartnik is a power engineering researcher and scientist. His fields of specialization are heat and power generating technologies and power management. He is interested in the technical and economic effects of coal fired and natural gas fired heat and power generating plants. After having worked at the Silesian University of Technology as academic teacher and at design offices, he currently is professor at the Opole University of Technology. He is still interested in technical and economical problems of power plants and publishing connected with these problems some new articles as well as a new and very interesting book not only in Poland. He is the author and co-author of 7 books, among them "Conversion of Coal-Fired Power Plants to Cogeneration and Combined-Cycle. Thermal and Economic Effectiveness”, Springer, London 2011, “The Modernization Potential of Gas Turbines in the Coal-Fired Power Industry. Thermal and Economic Effectiveness”, Springer, London 2013, “Combined cycle power plants. Thermal and economic effectiveness” WNT, Warszawa 2009, 2012, (in Polish), Economic Account in the Power Industry, Wydawnictwo WNT, Warszawa 2014 (in Polish).

M. Sc. Berenika Bartnik is a researcher for the field of economic engineering. She works in Trigon brokerage house and has a practical knowledge about financials and mathematics. She is co-author of several articles in the fields of economical effectiveness in power industry. She is also co-author of the monograph "Economic Account in the Power Industry", Wydawnictwo WNT, Warszawa 2014 (in Polish).

Dr eng. Anna Hnydiuk-Stefan work as a university teacher in Opole University of Technology. She has experience in co-operation with the biggest Polish power groups in a field of carbon emissions trading scheme. She is an author of several publications about oxy-fuel combustion technology and environmental charges impact on a power plants operation. She is a graduate of the MBA in finance and insurance conducted by the Illinois State University and Technical University of Lodz. She is a licensed commodity broker No. 247 issued by the Financial Supervision Commission in Poland

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